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Webinar series: HR Law Poland – Executive Summary


We invite you to take part in our English-only webinar series HR Law Poland – Executive Summary.

1. During “What’s new in HR law in Poland”, a pilot event for our new online webinar series, English-only format “HR Law Poland: Executive Summary”, Sławomir Paruch and Marcin Sanetra will discuss the key legal and market factors impacting international employers in Poland in 2022 and 2023. They will explain:

1) how various EU laws are implemented in Poland, why it’s such a painful process, and how to account for it while driving organizational change, e.g.:

  • when the delayed whistleblower directive should be expected;
  • how the discussion around the work-life balance regulation is going to impact the employees’ expectations;
  • how to manage legal projects at a company given the high level of uncertainty about timing and scope of new law;

2) what are the crucial decisions to make as resulting from the changes in local law, in particular:

  • remote work & workation;
  • changes in employment contract types and structures;
  • impact of “Polish Deal” tax revolution as coupled with economic downturn.

Participants will be able to ask questions and provide their own insights on the challenges and opportunities their organizations faced in 2022 and prepare for in 2023.

“HR Law Poland: Executive Summary” is a short, monthly meeting in English providing key international stakeholders within our Clients’ local and global structures with an update about most important developments in HR law that affect their organizations in Poland. Designed to allow executives, managers and decisionmakers to access PCS | Littler’s crucial resources and knowledge in English, “HR Law Poland: Executive Summary” will be run by Marcin Sanetra, a senior associate qualified to practice in Poland and in New York. Marcin and the guests he’ll be inviting every month will use their international experience to provide strategic knowledge about the legal and market environment and developments in Poland – to provide sufficient background for the clients to make educated, effective decisions in all HR matters.

Date: 30 September 2022, 12:00-12:30 CEST, online.

Speakers: Sławomir Paruch and Marcin Sanetra.


2. Responsibility of foreign directors and managers for employment in Poland: compliance and white-collar crime in transborder HR.

We will provide executive summary on:

1) individual vs corporate liability in Poland;
2) scope of responsibility of international management board members of Polish companies;
3) ways to limit the liability of C-level executives and managers for employment & labor non-compliance;
4) new solutions facilitating the involvement of foreign individuals in local employment litigation and enforcement;
5) planned changes in the law and market trends affecting the risk levels.

Date: 28 October 2022, 14:30-15:00 CEST, online.

Speakers: Sławomir Paruch and Marcin Sanetra.


3. Latest trends and developments in labor & employment in the US. How and when are these changes making their way to Europe?

Between 9-13 November 2022, the American Bar Association’s 16th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference took place in Washington, D.C. The is the most important meeting of US’ and international labor & employment specialists, and gathered 1000+ attorneys representing employers, employees and trade unions, as well as lawmakers, government officials and members of the academia. PCS Littler was represented there by Marcin Sanetra, who attended the conference to learn about the latest developments in the legal environment and market trends in the US, and to understand how and when these changes are going to affect employers and their operations in Poland and the CEE. During the “Executive Summary”, together with Sławek Paruch, Marcin is going to discuss key issues in the rise of technology in HR, new practices for combating harassment and discrimination, post-COVID job market and international aspects of new, atypical work arrangements.

Date: 25 November 2022, 14:30-15:00 CET, online.

Speakers: Sławomir Paruch and Marcin Sanetra.


4. End of Year Executive Summary: what 2022 brought us in HR Law, and what to expect from 2023?

2022 was an eventful year, and a lot has changed in the HR Law. Surprisingly, even more changes should have taken place in the past several months, but have been rescheduled for 2023. While it seems like the Labor Code will finally be updated in the coming weeks to include regulations on remote work and sobriety tests, the fate of whisteblower regulations, new rules for parenthood-related perks, or changes to employment contracts remain unknown. In 2023, two subsequent increases of the minimum statutory minimum wage may impact your operations, and further change the expectations of your employees around work & pay conditions. Finally, at the turn of the year the employees and employers alike might again feel the tangible impact of the Polish Deal revolutionary tax reform, which has been the hottest topic at the beginning of 2022 and has been largely forgotten since. In just 30 minutes, Karolina Kanclerz and Marcin Sanetra will provide a walk-through the End of Year summary of events and their practical implications – all in English.

The meeting will be a fast-paced and interactive practical information session on all the major developments in HR law that happened in 2022 or are expected in 2023, including:

  • latest news of the introduction of regulations on remote work and sobriety tests;
  • steps to take in preparation for whistleblower, work-life balance and transparent working laws;
  • minimum wage increases for 2023;
  • Polish Deal 2022 tax reform fallout to deal with in Q1 2023;
  • potential changes to Trade Unions Act.

Date: 16 December 2022, 14:30-15:00 CET, online.

Speakers: Karolina Kanclerz and Marcin Sanetra.


Free entry. The event will be held in English.


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